Girls’ school ready to celebrate 90 years in Tulse Hill

Established in 1699 by St Martin’s church in Trafalgar Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls is preparing to celebrate 90 years of being located in Tulse Hill.

Silwood House, an impressive Grade 2 listed building, was purchased and in 1928 Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York (later, the Queen Mother) officially opened the school in its new site.

Among those present was the then Vicar of St Martin’s, Dick Sheppard.  The school is celebrating 90 years of being located in Tulse Hill and will be having a special service at its founding church, St Martin-in-the-Fields on May 23.  The school has been educating girls for 318 years and welcomes people to visit at any time.


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